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Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teachers is a national program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Department of Defense through an agency called the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES). The program helps eligible military personnel begin new careers as teachers in K-12 public schools where their skills, knowledge and experience are needed most.


Those interested in an academic teaching position (elementary/secondary) must have at least a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. Those without a bachelor's degree can be considered for vocational, technical, or professional teaching (electronics, computer technology, construction trades, automotive, etc.) but must be able to document their skill level or expertise.


Troy Gipps, New England States Coordinator
North Atlantic Region Troops to Teachers
P.O. Box 44
Grafton, MA 01519
Regional website 
National website